Government has warned Ugandans against participating in any illegal activities planned between February and 3rd and 7th. to cause chaos and insecurity around the country .
In her weekly media briefing the Minister of Information and National Guidance , Ms. Judith Nabakooba said that government had received information that some criminal elements were spreading harmful propaganda that the country will shut down during those days .
“They are intimidating taxi drivers and the public against being on the road and places of work during those days. The country is safe and security will work fast to arrest anyone planning to create chaos,” Nabakooba stated .
Uganda registers record 40,000 cases of Covid 19
The Minister also reported that Uganda has now registered a record 40,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 pandemic that has left 324 Ugandans dead.
“Kampala area and the neighboring districts of Wakiso, Mukono still accounts for 50 percent of all cases countrywide. We have also witnessed the overcrowding in and around the courts of law with supporters gathering to follow their candidates petitions. This is dangerous and must be stopped ,” she said while reiterating ,the Chief Justice , Owiny Dollo’s directive limiting the number of litigants accessing court premises at any given time to avoid the spread of coronavirus due to overcrowding .
“Going forward, we have all been advised to stay away from the courts of law limiting presence to only the immediate parties and their lawyers. The communication from the Chief Justice is meant to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and strengthen the existing SOPs, “ Nabakooba explained.
She said that cabinet will consider a report prepared by the Ministry of Education about preparations to reopen schools for all learners.
“Cabinet sitting tomorrow will receive a full report on the state of preparedness .As we wait for guidance from our scientists and His Excellency the President, I call upon all academic institutions to continue working on the expected Standard Operating Procedures,” she said.
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